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“Interesting visit”

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
Ranked #8 of 108 things to do in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Built in 1904 for two Riordan families, Riordan Mansion is an impressive reminder of gracious living in a small, territorial logging town. The historic building is an Arizona treasure — a remarkable example of Arts and Crafts style architecture featuring a rustic exterior of log-slab siding, volcanic stone arches, and hand-split wooden shingles. The expansive home has forty rooms, over 13,000 square-feet of living area, and servants' quarters. The Riordan residence was designed by the creator of Grand Canyon's El Tovar Hotel, Charles Whittlesey.
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Lovely house, and docent gave a good tour. A chair in each room would be helpful, as we were standing for almost an hour as we walked through one side of the house.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Our group of 24 visited this home built by 2 brothers for their wives, who were sisters, early in the last century. Anyone interested in old homes would find this fascinating. The guides were extremely knowledgeable about the homes as well as the history of the town of Flagstaff.

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Reviewed November 2, 2012

The Riordan Mansion is a lovely and unusual example of Arts and Crafts architecture in Flagstaff. It is unusual in that the house is composed of two separate wings that were owned by each of the two Riordan brothers and are mirror images of each other joined by a shared common living space. The houses (wings) are furnished largely with original pieces and regular informative tours are offered. The house was designed by Charles Whittlesey who also designed El Tovar Lodge at the Grand Canyon. The history of the family and its place in Flagstaff history is also very interesting. It was one of Flagstaff's highlights for us.

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Reviewed October 31, 2012

This place has a ton of history in it. and stories of the town and how it was founded. I had a great time looking around and reading about everything.

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Reviewed October 30, 2012

After 4 weeks of National Parks & archaeological sites, the Riordan Mansion was a pleasant change. We had a very good conducted tour.

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